Some of the most exciting jewellery makers in Britain have given a sneak look of their work ahead of the annual Elements festival in Edinburgh.
Fifty designers and makers, half from Scotland and the others from elsewhere in the UK, have been selected to take part in the fifth year of the event.
Some showed samples of their collections at a preview in the boardroom of event organiser The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of Edinburgh which has been championing Scottish gold, silver and jewellery since about 1492. It is run in partnership with auctioneer Lyon & Turnbull.
The exhibitors have created jewellery and silverware priced from £45 to £15,000 and ranging from affordable brooches and earrings to exquisite one-off pieces, handcrafted using precious metals and gemstones.
Mary Michel, director of The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh, said: “It’s exciting for us to be able to reveal who has been selected for this year’s exhibition. Elements has established itself as Scotland’s foremost festival of gold, silver and jewellery and is for people who value high quality, beautiful designer work.
“It’s also very special because it provides a platform for some of the exceptionally skilled makers working in Scotland at the moment to present their work to a Scottish audience.
“At the same time, we are delighted to be able to bring some of the superb silversmiths and jewellery makers from the rest of the UK to a major event north of the border.”
Ruth Davis, jewellery specialist at Lyon & Turnbull, said: “Elements is always a highlight in our calendar here at Lyon & Turnbull, and we are delighted to welcome exhibitors and visitors back in our fifth year.
“I cannot express well enough just how much of a fantastic opportunity this is, not only to see some exquisite craftsmanship, but also to meet the person behind that piece of jewellery or silverware, to learn about the technique and methods of making an item; something which really personalises the experience.
“And the fact that we have such a wealth of talent here in Scotland is a real triumph for our fantastic collages teaching jewellery and silversmithing throughout the country.”
In addition to the sale of gold, silver and jewellery, Elements will also have and exhibition of work from 60 silversmiths from the European Silversmithing Forum, HammerClub.
The Common Bowl, a piece that will be made at the HammerClub conference in Dundee in June, will also be on display.
There will also be displays of work from Scotland’s art schools and a variety of events.